Originally posted by @paul-leggettHow good do you need to be for his books to be of benefit?
I am reading GM Jonathan Rowson's book Chess For Zebras, and in one place he quotes another GM who says something to the effect of
"You know you are getting better when everyone else seems to be playing worse".
and this thread seems to be in that neighborhood.
As an aside, Rowson's books are awesome. He has changes how I approach OTB ...[text shortened]... reason than that my wife has stopped giving me grief about the $$ I spend on chess books.... 🙄
Originally posted by @eladarKick them when they are down. Chess is the only combat sport that allows it.
No, I want opponents that make lots of mistakes! I like to win. I just think that is probably a character flaw.
Originally posted by @littledonkeyMakes you wonder about people who don't resign.
Kick them when they are down. Chess is the only combat sport that allows it.
Originally posted by @eladarI think any rating level could benefit, but the people who would benefit the most are adult players with tournament experience.
How good do you need to be for his books to be of benefit?
Originally posted by @paul-leggettGreat way to preview books.
I think any rating level could benefit, but the people who would benefit the most are adult players with tournament experience.
I don't think rating is important for the books. The value to me is that, if you are an experienced adult player at any level, he will make you rethink your mental approach. I think they should be read in publication orde ...[text shortened]... Gambit Chess e-reader app, but now I plan to get the paper versions because I love them so much.